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“Excellent!”
Review of The Railway

The Railway
Ranked #38 of 47 Restaurants in Ramsbottom
Price range: $4 - $27
Cuisines: European, British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Local family run pub, a stones throw from the ELR railway line, based in the centre of Ramsbottom. Great cask ales & home cooked food available.
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Come here quite regularly for lunch and am never disappointed. The food is always excellent with a friendly welcome and great service from the staff. The Railway has got it just right, high quality of food at reasonable prices with a really warm atmosphere. I would definately recommend this place to anyone visiting Ramsbottom.

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Thank Michele F
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have visited several times since it re- opened either with my wife or wider family and went there again for lunch last week. Always a friendly reception even when very busy. Food is to a good standard and choice is fine for a local pub. Portions sizes are about right although my wife did struggle to eat all of the substantial club sandwich, I had to help out! I had the fish and chips. Fish was very tasty and the chips were good and chunky. i'm not a fan of mushy peas but the ones served were quite enjoyable. The staff were attentive and came to check everything was ok and that we were enjoying the food.
It was quiet on our last Visit but I've been there when it has been very busy and again the service and food have been very good.

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Thank JPT54
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wonderful, nostalgic and exciting! You can pay to ride, or watch for nothing. The locos and rolling stock on this heritage railway are lovingly restored and beautifully turned out.

Thank Adele K
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

the change in this pub is amazing, it used to be a real dive but on visiting today its totally changed, lovely layout well decorated, cask ales on tap and really nice food. Fires on too which gave it a real homely feel, will definitely return next time i am in Ramsbottom

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Thank mittyfamily
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Andrew_Railway, Owner at The Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2012

Thank you for your kind comments we are trying hard to make the place a warm and friendly place, appreciate your visit and comments.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Place has been done up nice and they seem to be keeping the local drunks out which is a blessing but the lights were on so bright that there was no ambience, it was like sitting in a harsh living room. Get some dimmer switches please!

Thank nsoulxx
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Andrew_Railway, Owner at The Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2012

Thank you for your helpful comment; we do want to create the right ambience. Since we refurbished we have had some difficulties with the lighting scheme. Almost all the candle bulbs and spotlights installed have blown so we are progressively replacing them with low energy alternatives. I have asked the manager to experiment with the lighting to create more of a mood. I hope you will see an improvement with lower lighting levels over the next few weeks with the added bonus that it should reduce our electricity bill!

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